**The reasoning is the most scoring section in any competitive exam. It also develops or nourishes our critical thinking skills as compared to other subjects. In DSSSB,KVS Exam, As a student to score well in this part, you have to start your preparation now because there is negative marking as well. The more you have prepared, the better you score.**

**Q1. In the following question, select the odd number pair from the given alternatives.**

(a) 11 – 120

(b) 17 – 290

(c) 21 – 442

(d) 12 – 145

Q2. Arrange the given words in the sequence in which they occur in the dictionary.

1. Pragmatic

2. Protect

3. Pastel

4. Postal

5. Pebble

(a) 43521

(b) 35412

(c) 34512

(d) 43512

**Q3. A series is given with one term missing. Select the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.Q, P, O, N, ?**

(a) M

(b) L

(c) O

(d) J

Q4. In the following question, select the missing number from the given series.

6, 9 , 15, 24, 39, 63, ?

(a) 97

(b) 115

(c) 102

(d) 124

Q5. P and Q are brothers. P is the father of S. R is the only son of Q and is married to U. How is U related to S?

(a) Sister-in-law

(b) Mother-in-law

(c) Siste

(d) Mother

Q6. Nine years later, age of B will be equal to the present age of A. Sum of A’s age 3 years later and B’s age 4 years ago is 76. If C is half of the present age of B, then what will be C’s age (in years) after 10 years?

(a) 32

(b) 36

(c) 27

(d) 31

**Q7. In the following question, from the given alternative words, select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word.Herringbone**

(a) Biner

(b) None

(c) Bane

(d) Hinge

**Q8. In a certain code language, “NIGHT” is written as “ODDGM” and “DARK” is written as “GOYC”. How is “GREEN” written in that code language?**

(a) IABPF

(b) MCBNB

(c) OGHVL

(d) FPBAI

Q9. In the following question, correct the equation by interchanging two signs.

4 x 3 – 6 ÷ 2 + 7 = 8

(a) – and +

(b) x and –

(c) ÷ and x

(d) x and +

Q10. If 3 # 4 % 8 = 6 and 9 % 4 # 3 = 12, then

12 % 6 # 24 = ?

(a) 4

(b) 3

(c) 5

(d) 6

Solutions

S1. Ans.(a)

Sol. 11² – 1 =120; 21² + 1 = 442

17² + 1 = 290; 12² + 1 = 145

S2. Ans.(b)

Sol. 3. Pastel

5. Pebble

4. Postal

1. Pragmatic

2. Protect

S3. Ans.(a)

Sol. – 1 series

S4. Ans.(c)

Sol.

S5. Ans.(a)

Sol.

U is sister-in-law of S.

S6. Ans.(c)

Sol. Let the present age of A = x

∴ B’s present age = x – 9

A.T.Q.⇒

(x + 3) + {(x –9) – 4} = 76

x = 43

∴ B’s present age = 43 – 9 = 34

∴ C’s present age = 17

C’s age after 10 years = 17 + 10 = 27 yr.

S7. Ans.(c)

Sol. There is no ‘a’ in the given word.

S8. Ans.(a)

Sol.

S9. Ans.(a)

Sol. 4 × 3 – 6 ÷ 2 + 7 = 8

4 × 3 + 6 ÷ 2 – 7 = 8

12 + 3 – 7 = 8

8 = 8

S10. Ans.(b)

Sol. (3×8)/4=6

(9×4)/3=12

(12×6)/24=3